With makeup and an affected Elvis pout, Tucsons Charlie Schmid was a crude parody of a bad-boy heartthrob. In 1964, he still had a hold on girls whod follow him anywhere. He murdered three of them.It was the dawn of the free-love movementperfect for a magnetic madman whod also foreshadow its end a few years later in the malignant charisma of Charles Manson. The inspiration for a classic story by Joyce Carol Oates, Schmid, the most bizarre serial killer of any era, was the epitome of a narcissist flattered into believing he could get away with murder.The Pied Piper is part of Bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter. Spanning a century in our nations murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day....
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The Pied Piper (Bloodlands Collection) Reviews
This was a quick read. A lot of information and while the story could have used more details for the length if the story the details were enough. Good read
And now I am writing twenty words so Kindle will save it. Words. Words. Words. Words. Words. More words. End.
Awesome reading. Love this author, he gets down to the nitty gritty! Worth your time and energy. This is the rest of the story about the Pied Piper of Tuscon.
I just didn't love it.
Pied Piper – 1950’s killer. This story didn’t have an enormous amount of background info but just was interesting in the peculiarities of the murder and his garish obsession with his appearance/make-up.
Bloodlands collection – 6 books The Pirate, Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie, Brick Slayer, Panic, Pied Piper, Rampage
Crime stories, whether in movies, TV or books always reflect the morality and mortality of humans – as cautionary tales to warn us…me especially. The bigger the human flaws or ...more
BLOODLANDS is a collection of 6 short true crime essays by Harold Schechter. A review will appear at the end of the series
Quick but good read
I started reading this book after stumbling upon it on Amazon. The book is a really quick read i think I finished in a little over an hour. I wish the book had more details i felt at times it just skimmed over some facts. If your into serial killers or true crime check this book out.
Another true crime short story depicting "wild teens" and psychopathic tendencies. This is a disturbing tale of a serial killer.